3 Step Plan to Prepare Your Deck or Patio for Winter

I think we are still going to find a few warm days in the upcoming weeks to check off all the outstanding outdoor home maintenance items on the list. If you have a deck or patio, you can use one of those mild days to get all the remnants of summer grilling cleaned up and prepare your outdoor space for the colder months. 3 Step Plan: Declutter - Clear away all planters, decorative items, summer leisure equipment, and barbecue accessories that won't be ... Read more

Fall Home Checklist

Fall - do you feel it in the air yet? Pumpkins, caramel apples, bonfires, s'mores, colorful autumn leaves, chili, football, hot chocolate, hay rides and warm sweaters - the time has arrived! But first, use this time of transition to mark a few of these items off of your home checklist: Put Away Summer Gear:  Inspect your summer gear for damage and clean it before storing it away until next year. Make note of any items that need to be replaced ... Read more

Equipment Rentals for BIG Landscaping Jobs

Just like you wouldn't attempt to clean your driveway with a toothbrush, you shouldn't attempt to complete a BIG landscaping job with only a shovel and wheelbarrow! Big landscaping jobs often mean moving around a lot of materials. Without the right equipment, this can be time-consuming, exhausting, and back breaking. Let's talk about machines that can save your time and your back! Mini-Excavator This is a small and compact excavator that is suitable for residential landscaping projects.  They are easy to maneuver around smaller areas, which ... Read more

Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Landscaping

Keeping your landscaping looking its best throughout the entire summer can be a challenge with the high temperatures we experience here in the South. Summer landscaping can be a big job, but if you do your research and follow these tips, you can have great success. DO: Water Deeply to the Roots Ideally, your lawn should receive the equivalent of about one inch of rain per week during summer months. Only a few times a week, water with a deep soak so that the water ... Read more

Looking to Spruce Up Your Curb Appeal This Spring?

Realtors know that increasing your curb appeal can add thousands of dollars to the value of your home and cut the time it takes to sell. But even if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, sprucing up your property has definite advantages. The biggest advantage is the awesome feeling you get each and every time you drive up and realize this gorgeously maintained property is all yours! So keep reading for some ideas to boost that curb appeal: Landscaping Badly designed or badly ... Read more

Atlanta Area Landscaping Contractors Start Here

Atlanta Landscaping Contractors Prefer Northside Tool Rental By now you have noticed that the growth in the housing and commercial construction markets has led to a significant surge in the local landscaping industry. Thankfully, Northside Tool Rental is here to help landscaping contractors, landscape designers and other landscape professionals find the best tools to finish any project. Wide Selection - If you are looking for the best selection of equipment rental solutions for the landscape industry, you have come to the right ... Read more

How to Use a Tiller

Tillers are the perfect tool for preparing the soil in your yard or garden, designed specifically to create a loose and drainable soil ideal for new plants. They come in small and large sizes so that you can select the perfect amount of power for your project. Some people till their gardens immediately after the summer growing season because this provides optimal results. Any soil amendments have time to set and incorporate into the ground over the winter. Other people wait to till ... Read more

Renting a Heater for Your Worksite or Patio

Winter is in full swing, and the cold has kept many a grill in storage for the winter. Parties and get-togethers take place exclusively indoors. Patios and back decks which are centerpieces during the summer sit unused for months. Home isn’t the only place affected by the cold. At work sites, there’s no such thing as a winter break! However, cold fingers can make it a challenge to get things done. Staying on schedule can quickly become a challenge in frigid conditions. Renting ... Read more

Preparing Your Garden or Landscape for Winter

Although many gardeners may wish that spring and summer were endless, giving beautiful flowers and generous edibles throughout the year, the truth is that winter is unavoidable. The bulbs and flowers which you spent hours planting, the shrubberies you encouraged to grow strong, and the lawn which you tended daily will all wither and fade. In truth, while the leaves of your plants may have dried and dropped off, there is just as much going on under the soil during winter as ... Read more

How to Remove a Tree Stump

It’s happened to even the most diligent of homeowners: after prolonged heavy rains, an ice storm, or high winds, a tree falls over and needs to be removed. Cutting the tree trunk and dragging it away is labor-intensive, but straightforward and can be done in an afternoon. Tree stumps, on the other hand, can be tricky. Learn how to remove a tree stump in order to save yourself both time and money! Why Remove a Tree Stump? Tree stumps are notoriously challenging to remove ... Read more

When to Plant Springtime Bloomers

Although Christmas is just around the corner, spring will be here before you know it! Many gardeners have known what they’ll plant since last season. Others take their time with a new design, carefully researching types of plants and flowerbed arrangements. Some gardeners go to the nursery when it’s spring and ‘wing it’, waiting to see what catches their eye. One type of plant which can’t be planted at the last minute are flowering bulbs. Knowing when to plant springtime bloomers in ... Read more

Fall Yard Decorating Ideas

As summer comes to a close, the colors and scents of fall are unmistakable. Leaves turn all types of vibrant hues as the weather cools, while apples, pumpkins, and corn appear at every store. When the summer decor goes back into the closet until next season, it’s time to look at some fall yard decorating ideas. Fall Yard Decorating Ideas There are so many possibilities when it comes to decorating your yard for fall. Just about every store will have a seasonal aisle ... Read more

How to Edge Flower Beds Like A Pro

Edges on flower beds give any landscape a crisp and clean look, although after you’ve dug up old plants, spread new dirt and tilled the soil, dug more holes, and finally planted new flowers, the last thing you want to think of is more work! Even if you have a long-established garden, an edge on your flower bed can help the health and appearance of your plants. Edges on flower beds will help keep weeds and grass out, saving you extra work ... Read more

Fall Landscaping Ideas That Will Add Late-Season Color To Your Yard

Fall is just around the corner, and with it a familiar and nostalgic routine. Kids are going back to school; football season is starting; the leaves are turning red and gold; sweaters get unpacked from closets, and the smell of cinnamon and spices wafts through the air. Atlanta is the perfect climate for many varieties of flowers, shrubs, and trees. This means that there are countless fall landscaping ideas you can choose from. We’ve put together a few ideas to help inspire ... Read more

Walk-Behind Brush Hog Rentals

Grass and weeds in Georgia summers can grow what seems like a foot per day. While this is an exaggeration, it only takes a few weeks for fields to become overgrown. When it’s time to clear that field, whether for aesthetics or for the small farm plot you’ve always wanted, the average lawn mower isn’t going to do the trick. You’re also not about to sharpen up that antique scythe in the attic! Fortunately, there’s an easy solution. Northside Tool Rental offers walk-behind ... Read more

Atlanta Home Landscaping Ideas

Whether you’ve just moved into a new home and want to build your dream landscape, or you’ve lived in your home for years and want a change, hundreds of home landscaping ideas are available. Atlanta is an excellent climate for most plants to grow, so there is no shortage of choice on the type of plants you can feature! If you’re stumped on which direction to go, or looking for some inspiration, check out some of our landscaping ideas. Wildlife-Friendly Home Landscaping ... Read more

How to Grow Hydrangeas

How To Grow Hydrangeas Featuring dark, broad leaves and globes of clustered flowers ranging in color from pink to blue, hydrangeas are a distinctive and eye-catching addition to any Atlanta landscape. Learning how to grow hydrangeas will improve the beauty of your plants. How to Plant Hydrangeas Plant hydrangeas in the spring or fall, choosing an area of your lawn that gets sun in the morning but shade in the afternoon. Dig a hole as deep as the roots of your plant, and 2 to ... Read more

Northside Tool Rental’s Easy Guide on How to Edge a Lawn

Edging a lawn may seem like a very trivial task in the long list of regular lawn maintenance. You might wonder how a small line between pavement and grass can make any difference at all. The truth is that a defined edge improves both the health and appearance of your lawn. Why Edge My Lawn? Edging actually reduces the amount of time you spend on lawn maintenance. The border between the lawn and surrounding pavement, garden beds, or natural landscaping will create a ... Read more

How to Use a Weed Eater

How To Use A Weed Eater Weed eaters are the perfect tool for cutting grass, weeds, or other low underbrush from around objects, or for use on terrain that cannot be accessed by lawnmowers. While the line, or string, in a weed eater can last for many projects, repeated use will eventually cause the reserve in the spool to wear down. At this point, the line must be replaced. We at Northside Tool Rental want to show you that threading and using a weed ... Read more

Summer Lawn Care Tips for Atlanta Homeowners

Keeping a lush, green lawn in Atlanta during the hot summer months is not always easy.  To keep the grass in your lawn growing, you need the right amount of sunshine, good quality soil, and moisture with good drainage.  Here are some of our best summer lawn care tips and recommended equipment to get the job done for Atlanta homeowners. Summer Lawn Care Tips Control the Amount of Sunlight Your Lawn Gets Let’s face it, there isn’t much you can do to control how ... Read more

How To Use A Wood Chipper

How To Use A Wood Chipper If you know how to use a wood chipper, sprucing up your yard in the spring and fall is an easy DIY project.  Removing dead tree branches and pruning shrubbery can create tons of debris.  Using a wood chipper will make yard debris a snap. Types Of Wood Chippers To Use A Chipper/Shredder machine can handle smaller size branches from shrubbery and leaves and will pulverize the wood into small shreds that can also be used as mulch.  Renting ... Read more

How to Be Healthier & Wealthier Through DIY Vegetable Gardening

Approximately 43 million home vegetable gardens grace the landscape of the United States, and they increased a whopping 20% in just one year. In the Southeast, we enjoy gardening even more than the rest of the country, perhaps partly because of our comparatively milder climate. According to a National Gardening Association survey, people are flocking to gardening for a variety of reasons, but here are the most commonly cited: Eat better tasting food: 58 % Save money on food bills: 54% Eat better quality ... Read more

Landscaping Around Patio – Ways to Beautify Your Outdoor Space

Thinking of a way to improve the appearance of your outdoor space? Then, you should consider applying simple yet effective techniques in landscaping around patio. After all, a beautiful landscape can instantly transform the appearance of your property while increasing its market value. What's more, having the right plan for landscaping and planting around your patio can minimize maintenance and increase the square footage of your property. So, check out this guide when it comes to landscaping around the patio and consider ... Read more

Simple Guide on How to Control Weeds in Flower Beds

Weeds can ruin the overall appearance of your garden, particularly your flower beds. So, what you need to do is to learn how to control weeds in flower beds to achieve a well-groomed and manicured garden that adds to your property's appeal. The tips below can help you maintain your garden's beauty while minimizing the amount of time you spend weeding regularly. 1. Dormant weeds are better left untouched. While weeds are generally pulled at the roots, it is advisable to just leave ... Read more

How To Build A Retaining Wall

WHAT IS A RETAINING WALL? A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil or water. Retaining walls are built to reduce erosion or to correct an awkwardly sloped landscape retaining walls can be made of stone, concrete block, or wood timbers. Consideration should be given to the height, the type of soil behind the wall, and what will be on top of your retaining wall. Based on these considerations, the appropriate type of retaining wall can be constructed. GRAVITY RETAINING WALL The gravity ... Read more

How to Build A Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed provides a gardening method that allows you to grow a larger, more plentiful harvest with less cost, in less space, using less water and seeds, and less work than traditional gardens.  Raised garden bed gardening is a fun family project to teach children about how plants grow and eating delicious, healthy foods. WHY RAISED BED GARDENING WORKS Raised garden bed gardening is ideal for smaller spaces and poor soil conditions. The close plant spacing and use of quality soil will result in higher ... Read more

Primary Considerations When Renting A Chipper or Chipper/Shredder

Are you getting ready to clean up your yard? A chipper or chipper/shredder will help speed up the task and in return, give you free mulch or compost. Renting the wrong equipment for the job can cause equipment failure.  The following considerations will help you decide if you need to rent a chipper or a chipper/shredder. Primary considerations when renting 6" & 12" limb chippers: Minimum branch diameter for the chipper is 1".   Maximum is 6" or 12". If you put smaller items, leaves, ... Read more

How to Aerate Your Lawn

Why Aerate Your Lawn? Having a lawn that needs aerating is like an elevator chock-full of people with a blocked air vent. It’s a tight fit and oppressive. That’s how the grass on your lawn feels -- constricted with no room to grow; starving for air, water, and nutrients. Aerating your soil gives your grass room to germinate and grow, as well as permits air and water to penetrate deep into the soil, giving your lawn a lush, green appearance. The purpose for ... Read more

Tips and Steps on How to Cut Down a Tree

While trees can add to the overall appeal and beauty of any landscape, there may be times when you will have to cut them down for a number of reasons. It may already be blocking a path for pedestrians and vehicles, or the tree may pose hazards to homes because of its enormous size. No matter what your reasons are for cutting a tree, be sure to apply the right techniques on how to cut down a tree to avoid injuries ... Read more

Practical Guide on How To Prune Peach Trees

Pruning fruit trees such as peach trees must be done annually, as this technique facilitates proper air movement and penetration of sunlight, which can enhance the color and quality of the fruit. When peach twigs receive too much shading, this can eventually cause the twig to die during one of the growing seasons. Soon, there will be no more twigs left in the lower part of the peach tree that can bear fruits. The Basics in Pruning Peach Trees There are basic steps ... Read more

9 Great Garden Pathway Ideas

There is nothing like a walk through the garden to help you relax and unwind after a busy day, and it's those winding garden pathways that allow you to travel through your outdoor landscaping without disturbing your flowerbeds and shrubberies. Garden pathways don't just serve a functional purpose in your backyard; they also add to the overall look of the garden, making it important that you take the time to plan the perfect path to complement your garden design. You don't have to ... Read more

How to Kill Weeds in Your Lawn

Your lawn is one of the first things that people notice about your home. The way your lawn looks helps to create a first impression, so you always want it to look its best. Unfortunately, even the most meticulously cared for lawns can develop unsightly weeds that detract from the appearance of the yard, but you can deal with them to get your yard looking picture perfect again. If you're wondering how to kill weeds in your lawn, read on to discover ... Read more

How To Operate A Chainsaw

A chainsaw is a powerful tool, and in the wrong hands can cause major damage, and potentially debilitating injuries to others who are around you when using it. For this reason, not only do you have to know how to operate a chainsaw, but also how to operate it safely, in the different situations that you are going to be using it in. Since there are many ways, places, and jobs you are going to use a chainsaw and other tools for, ... Read more

How To Make A Flower Bed

Though starting a flower bed from scratch will require some planning and forethought, the process can be fun and exciting. Just the thought of seeing a bloom of beautiful flowers that you propagated into a lovely flower bed is worth all the effort. There are many types of flowers available and you can plant your flower bed any way you like, large or small, raised or flat, curved, square, or straight, whatever you desire! Keep in mind, you can change your flower ... Read more

How to Use a Tiller

A tiller can be a great tool if you ever need to break up soil for a new lawn or garden. Once you understand how they work and how to maintain them, using a tiller can be a very easy process. If you have never used a tiller or are just looking for a refresher course in how to use one, then listen up. We are going to cover in detail, how to use a tiller, but first we have to ... Read more

Essential Guide on How to Cut Hedges Properly

Hedges add beauty to your garden, but you will have to trim them regularly to maintain their great appearance. With the use of essential supplies and special trimming techniques, you can keep your hedges neat and in perfect order. Read along and discover the proper ways on how to cut hedges. Get the Right Supplies Regardless of the height of your hedges, it is important to use certain tools that are necessary for this project. Among the different supplies that you should prepare ... Read more

Top Reasons Why Your Lawn Mower Won’t Start (and Solutions for Each Problem)

The weather's just right to start cutting the grass, but there's just one bit of a problem – your lawn mower won't start! When this happens, what are you supposed to do? Before you begin panicking and think about buying a brand new lawn mower, you might want to check out these possible causes of the problem. Who knows, you might get your lawn mower working like brand new again by applying these tips to solving potential issues. Inspect the Spark Plug If ... Read more

Simple Guide to Proper Lawn Edging Technique

After mowing the lawn for hours, you probably find yourself staring at unsightly edges that ruin the entire look of your garden. Don't let this less-than-perfect image bring down your dream of having a magazine-quality lawn. By applying proper lawn edging technique, you can give people more reasons to admire every single section of your yard. Getting Started on Lawn Edging Lawn edging can turn any yard from drab to fab. With this simple technique, you can achieve a manicured appearance to your ... Read more

Bermuda Lawn Care

Bermuda grass is one of the best choices for your lawn, in sunny, warm climate regions. But, what about the times of year when the sun is not out, or the temperature dips lower than normal; or, what if you have this grass installed in regions it isn't typically laid down in? With the right equipment, and with the right maintenance care tips, you will find that Bermuda lawn care and maintenance is not as difficult as you may expect it ... Read more

How To Grow Dark Leafy Greens

According to expert gardeners and other professionals in the industry, leaves are the most edible parts of leafy green vegetables. In fact, leaves of some dark leafy green vegetables are even eaten fresh as salads. Some of the most common leafy green vegetables include spinach, Swiss chard, Kale, Collards, Lettuce and Turnip Greens. However, there are also some other leafy green vegetables which have become extremely popular. These include Arugula, Mustard Greens, Dandelion, Cres, Asian vegetables and Mache. In recent years, dark ... Read more

The best lawn tools for your outdoor projects

Of course depending on the projects you have in store for your garden, the best lawn tools are going to vary for each home owner. But, there are a few tools that can make your life much easier, and allow you to complete gardening tasks in a fraction of the time, when you put them to use. These are a few of the tools to use, to not only help you complete your Spring projects in a timely manner, but also ... Read more

Garden Projects for Spring

Now that its Spring, there are many home owners who can't wait to get back outside, and start on their gardening again. In fact, there are several great garden projects for Spring, that you can begin working on right away. Whether you have a favorite floral arrangement, want to try gardening a few new plants this year, or want to try out any other project, the time to get the projects underway is now. Clear out the ditches Before you can start planting ... Read more

How to clean garden tools properly

Properly cleaning your garden tools will not only help elongate their usable life, but will also avoid rust, damage, and lack of usability over time. Knowing how to clean garden tools properly will allow you to use the tools for their intended purposes, and will also allow you to keep the tools for several years to come. Proper care preserves your tools, and helps you avoid wasting money on new tools ever couple of years, due to rust, or other types ... Read more

6 Important Spring Lawn Care Tips

Spring is here, so thinking about your lawn is not such a distant future thought. The truth is that spring is the time of the year when the steady hum of lawnmowers fill the air all across the United States. Most American homeowners are extremely proud about their yards, spending over $6.4 billion each year on lawn care products and services (according to the Lawn Institute). A healthy summer lawn will always start with spring maintenance. The reality is that winter can ... Read more

Aerating Your Lawn – The Right Time to Do It

Aeration of a lawn involves perforating the soil, and making small holes to allow water, nutrients and air to penetrate the grass roots. Due to this, roots get stronger and grow deeper into the ground. This strengthens the overall strength of your lawn. The primary reason for aerating a lawn is to eliminate soil compaction. Search All Atlanta Lawn Aerator Rentals Compact soil can have a lot of solid particles in a certain space or volume, which prevents better circulation of water, nutrients ... Read more

Tips for Lawn Maintenance Atlanta

A lush green lawn that is inviting to the eyes creates a positive mood in any environment. It has the power to transform space and create a remarkable ambiance. This is a sure way to landscape your backyard or front yard. However, beautiful lawns do not come automatically; you must lay out certain maintenance guidelines; and follow through to achieve this vital goal. Some people will opt to hire lawn maintenance experts while others will choose to do it themselves. Employing ... Read more

DIY Lawn Care Tips

Caring for your lawn has become a necessity in the visually-appealing world we live in. Having a clean and nice-looking lawn is a mark of pride for most homeowners today. A beautiful, natural-looking lawn is certainly an integral part of a modern home. When you consider your landscaping options, you might wonder if whether you should hire a professional lawn care or simply try your own luck and do it by yourself. If you choose the latter option, the good news is ... Read more

Great Landscaping Ideas in Atlanta to try

Atlanta landscaping takes extra effort and a person with an eye for natural and beautiful environment. However, if you are new in landscaping, the variety of choices available can be overwhelming, but you can be guided by some of the principles you applied in your interior set up when undertaking your landscaping project. View All of our Lawn and Garden Equipment It is obvious that one of the main ingredients of having a wonderful Atlanta home is having a perfectly landscaped yard and ... Read more

Landscaping Products Atlanta

The world of landscaping has a vast range of tools to an extent that you can fill an entire garage with different types of hoes alone. While there are a few must-have tools, it is crucial to note that different types of lawns have different, maintenance requirements. A lot of work, time and tools go into effective management and maintenance of various landscapes. Sometimes it is irrational to purchase all these tools while you could actually rent some of the heavy ... Read more

Lawn and Garden Equipment: Atlanta’s Favorite Outdoor Tool Rentals

Taking care of your lawn and garden can be a source of pride and satisfaction. Atlanta is the home of many beautiful lawns and lush, bountiful gardens. What do you use to keep your outdoor living spaces looking great? While you can maintain your lawn or garden with everyday implements, sometimes you need a special tool or piece of equipment for a big project, or a certain type of maintenance that isn’t required very often. That’s why Northside Tool Rental makes it ... Read more